Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

German writer and poet

Lived from: 1749-1832

Category: Poets (Contemporary) | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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    Everything in the world may be endured except continued prosperity.
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    Everywhere, we learn only from those whom we love.
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    Excellence is rarely found, more rarely valued.
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    For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.
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    Freedom consists not in refusing to recognize anything above us, but in respecting something which is above us; for by respecting it, we raise ourselves to it, and, by our very acknowledgment, prove that we bear within ourselves what is higher, and are worthy to be on a level with it
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    Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity.
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    Girls we love for what they are; men for what they promise to be.
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    Giving is the business of the rich.
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    Great endowments often announce themselves in youth in the form of singularity and awkwardness.
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    Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls, and we push it with our feet when it stops.
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    Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate.
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    Hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture.
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    He is dead in this world who has no belief in another.
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    He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
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    He who does not expect a million readers should not write a line.